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Wiebelhaus 06-10-2012 03:35 AM

Small dents in brass from re-manufact.
 
Is it safe to shoot brass with a small dent or dents on re-manufactured ammo?

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rjd3282 06-10-2012 10:39 AM

Who re manufactured it? Dents can be caused from case lube. When you shoot it it will straighten them out. (fire forming) I'd shoot it assuming everything else was done correctly ie. seating depth, powder charge.

Muliemaster 06-10-2012 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Wiebelhaus
Is it safe to shoot brass with a small dent or dents on re-manufactured ammo?

Let me guess u bought a box of hsm ammo

JonM 06-10-2012 12:02 PM

I dont shoot remanufactured ammunition from a non proffessional big name maker. I shoot my own reloads or factory new no one elses.

Wiebelhaus 06-10-2012 01:59 PM

I ordered bulk from Freedom Munitions, I've never had any issues with their ammo but in this batch there's a few with dents.

Overkill0084 06-10-2012 02:24 PM

Semi auto ammo? It's not unusual for there to be dings from the previous firing that don't get removed during sizing. .45 acp fired from a GI sized ejection port particularly.
Unless they are of substantial size. or interfere with function, I wouldn't worry too much.

Wiebelhaus 06-10-2012 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Overkill0084 (Post 831349)
Semi auto ammo? It's not unusual for there to be dings from the previous firing that don't get removed during sizing. .45 acp fired from a GI sized ejection port particularly.
Unless they are of substantial size. or interfere with function, I wouldn't worry too much.

The ones I've noticed are .38's flat nose that will be shot by a j-frame.

Overkill0084 06-10-2012 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Wiebelhaus (Post 831362)
The ones I've noticed a .38's flat nose that will be shot by a j-frame.

.38 spec? So much for my theory. :rolleyes:
If I were to guess, the damage/dings are probably from very rough handling of the brass/ammo at some point. .38 special brass is pretty durable and stronger than it needs to be for the caliber. Without seeing them I'd hesitate to say: "go ahead, shoot 'em." Though unless the dents/dings are severe, they probably are safe to use.

robocop10mm 06-10-2012 03:40 PM

Pics! We need pics!

Wiebelhaus 06-10-2012 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 831420)
Pics! We need pics!

I'm going ride out to my safe and snap some, be back in a minute.

Video: http://youtu.be/Pk71_PE-L3o

Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/DV5DC

Thanks!


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